This summer I really put my locks to the test. Due to swimming lessons and invitations from friends, we have done a great deal of swimming. I was curious to see how my relaxed ends would fair. I have continued to treat them like the locks. The relaxed ends lightened because of the chlorinated water; unfortunately, the locks did not. This summer I have finally seen seen some changes in the appearance of my locks. They have started to swell. In order to keep my hair neat, I have primarily trimmed my ends only to maintain my style and to alleviate bunching. I started with the back and continued to trim in order to blend the style. However,because I started with relaxed ends, the balls on the ends of my locks are fairly large. I hope to cut those off once all of my relaxer is cut off.